After years of just one Manhattan branch in Harlem, IHOP is finally coming to Times Square. Tourists rejoice! (Gothamist)

Two men are accused of attacking a Queens imam in a subway and shouting racist and anti-Muslim epithets. (NY Daily News)

Sarah Palin plans to visit Haiti—probably because she can’t see it from her house. (HuffPo)

These are ludicrous times at Columbia University. Bwog’s very own Eliza Shapiro tells it how it is. (Capital)

Nobel Peace Prize winner and Chinese dissident Liu Xiabo was  not permitted to attend the prize ceremony. His medal was awarded to an empty chair. (NYT)

The Political Science Department has no comment on Professor David Epstein’s arrest, and the University is unable to comment on continuing police investigations.

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